Sometimes there's a real stand-out in the media for truly terrible journalism, and Crikey likes to acknowledge the effort that goes into these with a coveted Wankley Award. Today we're giving one to The Daily Telegraph for an over-the-top beat-up about a defence force training document.
ABC News has thoroughly earned a Wankley Award for shoddy contribution to journalism for a story promoting the unproven and absolutely bonkers pseudoscientific practice of 'earthing'.
Seven News Sydney is this year's first recipient of a Wankley Award for a very shoddy go at last week's flash of outrage at Queensland reportedly removing gender descriptions from its driving licences.
Did you hear that the NRL banned rainbow flags from the grand final? You might have, but it's not true.
Shane Dowling says he did no more than journalists do every day, but His Honour rather disagreed.
There's nothing like a good state-of-origin war between The Courier Mail and The Daily Telegraph. But when a TV star calls for a fellow employee to withholding bedroom favours from his boss, you know a Wankley is just around the corner.
If you were following Sunrise co-host David Koch on Twitter this morning, you would have gotten an interesting take on Hosni Mubarak's refusal to resign as Egyptian president. For that, he takes out Crikey's coveted Wankley Award.
The 2010 Crikey Wankley Awards offer a roll-call of the worst of the worst in Australian media -- the beat-ups and bust-ups; a who's who of shameless spinners, choleric columnists and starry-eyed, scandal-seeking gutter rats. But who's the ultimate winner?